Sep 21, 2014
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Mixtape Mondays: Riddim Wise, Highlanda x Augustus Pablo, DJ Kenny

Words by Deejay Theory

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Monday is here, which means new music and unearthed gems in the classics department at #MixtapeMondays. Foundation and dub meet current bashment dancehall for this week’s selections.

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AUDIO: Noise Cans + Kid DeLuca Remix Buju Banton’s “Champion”

Words by LargeUp Crew—

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Breakout Bermudian act Noise Cans and Kid De Luca enjoyed heavy Soundcloud traction with their remix of the classic Buju Banton track “Champion.” Now, Noise Cans and their Bad Manor label have partnered with LargeUp to release the remix officially through Legitmix, technology that gets both remixers and the artists they sample credited and paid.

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Toppa Top 10: Ten New + Current Artists WIth Caribbean Roots


Words by Jesse Serwer, Natalie Weiner and Richard “Treats” Dryden/Photo by David Burton
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Mixtape Mondays: Walshy Fire x Fully Focus, QQ, Machel Montano, Kalibandulu

Words by Deejay Theory

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As Carnival season charges on, it’s Labor Day Weekend here in the states which in NYC can only mean one very important thing the West Indian American Day Parade. Take on the road, wherever you may be, with some  mixes below.

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LargeUp Premiere: Ricky Blaze’s “N3xt Lin3″

Words by Jesse Serwer, Photo by Martei Korley

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As a producer, Ricky Blaze has crafted tunes by artists from Vybz Kartel and Kes the Band to Santigold. As an artist, he was blending dancehall and EDM before most anyone else had a thought to do so, and has dabbled in hip-hop as well. But our favorite tunes from the Brooklyn quadruple threat (Ricky got his start as a dancer and DJ) tend to be his minimalist forays into reggae.

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R.I.P: Percussionist Uziah “Sticky” Thompson, 78

Words by Jesse Serwer, Photo by Martei Korley

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Uziah “Sticky” Thompson, the Jamaican percussionist whose career spanned from the ska era through to recent work with Ziggy and Stephen Marley, has succumbed to illness at age 78.

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